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Old May 31st, 2013, 11:25 PM   #4901
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Old June 1st, 2013, 03:41 AM   #4902
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North Korea, is best Korea!
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Old June 9th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #4903
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Something like this, but larger, would be perfect for a computer background:





I hope one day for the Ryugyong to be lit up nicely and brighten up the skyline. At least some flood lighting at the setbacks, or something.

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Old June 9th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #4904
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It's funny that when another forumer posted a night satelite pic of a completely dark North Korea at night you shouted that it's a conspiracy and that nowadays North Korea has lights at night, yet here you have a recent pic showing a completely dark city
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Old June 9th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4905
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I still see some lights. Probably half the city is asleep in that photo, which looks like it was taken in the early morning. Also, you realize that most of the lights seen from space are caused by street lights which NK has no use for?

This is a far better picture unlike that old one with high contrast from the 90s that everyone shows around. Not bad for a country with no massive infrastructure routes that need to be lit up :


And here's an obvious photoshop by evil North Korea!
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Old June 9th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4906
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People sleep at night there, so what?
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Old June 9th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #4907
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Actually, they don't sleep, they are taken to labour camps overnight and their apartments have all their lights put on to make it look like they're using the apartments. Then they're turned off for about 8 hours to make it seem as if they're sleeping! It's obviously the most plausible explanation, since it's North Korea, right?
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Old June 9th, 2013, 04:59 PM   #4908
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I still see some lights. Probably half the city is asleep in that photo, which looks like it was taken in the early morning. Also, you realize that most of the lights seen from space are caused by street lights which NK has no use for?

This is a far better picture unlike that old one with high contrast from the 90s that everyone shows around. Not bad for a country with no massive infrastructure routes that need to be lit up :


And here's an obvious photoshop by evil North Korea!
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Yeah, surely who needs street lights, street lights are something bad, they eat kids at night, the wise Kims try to protect those kids so they let street lights be turned off. Only savage countries use street lights ........

And seriously, but the newer satelite pic is just as dark as the old one. SOuth Korea is full of light, China has a lot of light too yet the paradise of North Korea has has nearly none. And no, one night of a fully lit city won't persuade me that they're doing it each day
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It's really not so hard, you search up 'pyongyang at night' and you will see the lights in the city. It's not just one day

And yeah, they don't use streetlights, which accounts for the darkness. I'm not saying it's better that they don't, I'm just stating the obvious fact.
Even in the night picture I posted you can see the only lights come from the apartments. There aren't any streetlights on.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #4910
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North Korea = dark country
South Korea = light country
I wonder why it is
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Because they don't use streetlights and there are not as many buildings built, very few cars (most people get around by tram), power restrictions, etc. They are apparently building more power stations, so I've heard.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 11:58 PM   #4912
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It's really not so hard, you search up 'pyongyang at night' and you will see the lights in the city. It's not just one day

And yeah, they don't use streetlights, which accounts for the darkness. I'm not saying it's better that they don't, I'm just stating the obvious fact.
Even in the night picture I posted you can see the only lights come from the apartments. There aren't any streetlights on.
Don't use street lights? They have street lights, they only don't have the power to light them. Here are pics with street lights:

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Old June 10th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #4913
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Maybe they built them 20 years ago and realized they had no use for them, since nobody drives at night, anyway. Or they thought could they use the electricity better. Either way, they don't use them, or cars at night, which is what accounts for most of the darkness in the photos. If they were lit, the map would look far different.

They've started developing solar power and building more power plants, if that helps. Maybe they can light up their streets for no reason and then they won't be ridiculed on how dark their country looks on the map

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No use for street lights?! Oh my, try puting a black ppiece of cloth over your eyes and then try to walk on the street

Oh, but of course, who has use for street lights? North Koreans don't need to see where they're walking, they have echolocation like bats, or even better, psychic abilities like Kim Jong Un. I'm starting to believe that soon you'll say that the North Koreans don't have enough food because they don't need it since Kim Jong Un feeds them with psychic energy
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Has the hotel opened yet?
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No use for street lights?! Oh my, try puting a black ppiece of cloth over your eyes and then try to walk on the street
Don't walk on the street, and if you really need to, bring a torch.
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No use for street lights?! Oh my, try puting a black ppiece of cloth over your eyes and then try to walk on the street

Oh, but of course, who has use for street lights? North Koreans don't need to see where they're walking, they have echolocation like bats, or even better, psychic abilities like Kim Jong Un. I'm starting to believe that soon you'll say that the North Koreans don't have enough food because they don't need it since Kim Jong Un feeds them with psychic energy
Maybe if they walked the streets at night to begin with...but they don't. You missed the entire point. They don't use street lights because they don't need them. They're better off using the power to give the apartments electricity instead of wasting half the city's power supply on lighting unused roads. So, the roads are unlit, therefore, the country looks dark on the map. Tada.
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I wonder how many people will go to that hotel, and what would be the cost to go there?
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:42 AM   #4919
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NK does have an actual, albeit small, tourism industry, but the price of the hotel has way too many unknown factors to be certain. I imagine it would be higher than the average hotel there, due to the building's high value as a landmark. If, or when, Kempinski comes back, I'd imagine prices will be high.


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Old June 10th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #4920
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Maybe if they walked the streets at night to begin with...but they don't. You missed the entire point. They don't use street lights because they don't need them. They're better off using the power to give the apartments electricity instead of wasting half the city's power supply on lighting unused roads. So, the roads are unlit, therefore, the country looks dark on the map. Tada.
Your North Korea apologism is getting quite hilarious. Of course they don't walk on the streets at night. It's dark there, they would fall on their noses if they did. If the streets were litten they would walk there, just as people in other countries do. You're beginning to sound exactly like North Korea propaganda television. I bet that soon you'll start spamming this thread with posts saying "North Korea is the best Korea"

And it was actually my point that other countries can both light their streets and their homes while North Korea can't light them both, because it just doesn't have enough power to do it. Look on that satelite photo. South Korea can light them both, China can as well, but not North Korea.
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